Excerpt from Maryland Medical Journal, Vol. 8: A Semi-Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery; May 1st, 1881
Now though in some very few cases Of eye diseases, blisters may possibly be of some slight service; and it is true the pain in rheumatic affections especially seem somewhat abated by them. I do not think we can ascribe the apparent change arising from their use, so much to the remedy as to the nature of the disease, which we all know is subject to great and rapid Variations in its severity. AS far as simple inﬂammation Of the eye is concerned, no good can possibly come of ther use. They can only serve to annoy the individual, without exerting any more inﬂuence over the course of the disease, than if they had been applied to the soles Of his feet, as had been done by the family physician, in a case that afterwards came under the care Of Prof. Chisolm, and which he has reported.
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